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who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. the down fall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement officers tell nbc news that those e-mails tloed the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boylen is petraeus's former spokesperson and served with him in iraq. he has spok
general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investiga
all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with tpetraeus as a result. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: now petraeus' former spokesperson steven boylan is speaking out. he worked with the the the from 2005 to 2008 including in iraq. the two have remained close and spoke by phone on saturday. >> he said he had an excellent job, an exceptional family. he had had a great relationship he thought with the white house and, in his words, he screwed up. and he knows it. >> reporter: officials in washington are also still processing the stunning turn of events which started on tuesday. that's when the justice department notified the head of national intelligence about broadwell's e-mails. then clapper notified the white house wednesday. thursday morning national secu
. she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> in the general is not under investigation but his departure leaves a void just as congress is beginning hearings into the september attacks on the u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. nbc news confirmed patras' conducted his own investigation. >> i do not see how in the world you could find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus does not testify. >> still trusted by many in washington, he is in a unique position to shed light on benghazi. lawmakers want more information on the investigation and want to know why there were not briefed until the general resigned. >> and for our sunday morning "q&a", elijah cummings stop by to discuss his election. during his interview, we asked what he thought of general petraeus's resignation. >> what i noticed in these investigations is you start off with certain conclusions, and a lot of times a factor not match the conclusions. we need to wait and see. you can bet your bottom dollar this matter will be thoroughly investigated and we will come up with the answers, but r
are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not necessarily -- was not focused on him. that came by information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between the general and paula broadwell were indicative of an extra marital affair. nbc news tried but was unable to reach paula broadwell for comment. in his resignation letter, the general revealed he had showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that the general is not under investigation and that they don't expect their inquiry will result in criminal charges. patreus was the man who turned around the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's a figure here people respected. >> but an affair that could have been embarrassing for any other public servant appeared to be a career ener for the man trusted to keep the nation's secrets. >>> 5:07. coming up, the family of an accident victim is worried about a state la
resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >>> and with prices skyrocketing at the super market, we have tips on stretching your dollar and making your groceries last longer. >>> and speaking of money, famous women making it fashionable to recycle outfits. >>> i wore this suit six weeks ago, okay? >> and a poodle mix that was rescued from a trash heat and who is blind. i watched this piece earlier today, it brings tears to your eyes. >>> we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. >> good morning to you erica, this stunning news comes on the heels of the pr
. >> the fbi investigation began with a complaint from jill kelley from tampa, a close personal friend to david petraeus and his wife. she was receiving e-mail from somebody she did not know. there were other females that were indicative of an affair. >> i was embedded with general david petraeus in afghanistan. it was a little confusing. a lot of my peers didn't know how to treat me. >> general david petraeus did resign. >> he had a great relationship with the white house and in his words, he screwed up. >> david petraeus conducted his own investigation on the ground in libya. congress man asked petraeus to testify. >> tapes and pictures and things that can be shown. >> there were five attacks during the year. one prior attack on the consulate. why wasn't something done about it? >> general petraeus may have answers if the testifies. there is no indication that national security was at risk. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there was a brawl at a flea market. kim dacey is live in towson with the details. >> right now police are working to determine what happened during the fight. what we do k
-door meetings on capitol hill. >> walked us to the specific timeline. >> the fbi looked into this complaint about harassing e- mails by his official biography to the second woman named as jill kelley. the director of national intelligence was informed about this on tuesday. he called david petraeus and asked him to resign. the president accepted the resignation on friday. >> hallie jackson, thank you. local officials are also reacting to the resignation of david petraeus. what elijah cummings thought about the resignation. >> what i notice is you start off with certain conclusions. a lot of times the facts do not match up. we will come up with the answers. we have to concentrate on making sure our military is supported and that we get out of afghanistan and we take care of our troops. >> he also commented on the fiscal cliff and said he is confident a deal will be reached in time. >> a brawl sends one person to the hospital. kim dacey is live in towson with details. >> right now police are working to determine what happened during the fight. three people were injured. one person was a hospi
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